Coastal erosion in Togo threatens local population | AFP

Evey year in Togo, the sea nibbles more than 2 metres of coastline, and up to 10 metres in some parts of the coast. Coastal erosion affects all of West Africa and is distorting Togo’s landscape and driving out fishing communities.

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Togo’s barter market: keeping tradition alive and poverty at bay

Alohou Papa stands in the middle of the bustling market in Togoville and blows hard on a bright red whistle to catch everyone’s attention. “It’s 9 o’clock. The village chief is sending me to announce that bartering can now start,” he cries. “No arguing and no provocation,” he tells traders and buyers. Every Saturday on the northern shore of Lake Togo, some 65 kilometres (40 miles) east of the capital, Lome, Togoville runs a lively traditional barter market.

Togo: protesters vent frustration at political situation

As thousands of opposition supporters march through the streets of Lomé, a few of them tell of their frustrations at the current political situation in Togo as well as what they perceive as failures on the part of the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) to resolve the issues.

Togo: thousands protest in bid to stop elections taking place

Thousands of people march through the streets of Lomé, responding to a call from the main opposition coalition, demanding that the electoral process be halted before the December 20 legislative elections. The leaders of this group of 14 opposition political parties did not present candidates for these elections and denounce “irregularities” in its organisation.